Travel Blogs from Kabwe
... plates of various cheeses with an illuminated and etched ostrich egg at one end. Served a decent glass of red wine and tuck into the cheeses. Another glass of red is served. Two glasses in half an hour. At 10 in the morning. Tut.
Depart the lodge at 1200hrs for a short orientation tour of Lusaka. Spend 2hrs stuck in traffic going nowhere fast. The local guide's idea of a tour is along the lines of......on your right we ...
... out as something new to the city. We restocked in the large malls, slept in an odd couple of camp grounds, and flew back through. My highlight was going into my second camp ground seeing zebras and waterbucks outside the ground and having a pup I named little jack being my buddies for the few hours I was there. Quick blur of the ...
December 2012 at home on the farm; I bounced into the kitchen with a twinkle in my eyes. I broke the news enthusiastically to Mum in the usual way, "I booked some flights!", making her wonder where on earth David is going now! Earning a healthy tax free income in the UAE and 8 weeks school summer holidays provided the opportunity for a 30th birthday present to myself like no other. At the time ...
We spent the afternoon at the Zambia agricultural fair, listening
to local and big name African bands, browsing the livestock from the
area, eating local fair food. We watched local bands competing and
dirt bikes jumping through fire.
I forgot how much our white skin stood out, forgot I was white,
until people looked at us funny. Drunk men gawked and made comments,
little kids stared - some of them reached out to touch us, some of
Bargaining at the market went from daunting to fun to I'm done.
A long row of vendors was set up in the parking lot to coincide with the Zambian fair. They had beautiful items, but it was difficult to figure out what I wanted with no price attached to anything. Somehow during a conversation with one of the vendors I said my name, after which all the vendors in that area would call after me, trying to clinch a ...